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Transcription Mistake Led to Tail Strike Accident

Friday, May 8, 2009 — David Evans

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Transcription Mistake Led to Tail Strike Accident

Incorrect weight and speed data can be potentially deadly, and multiple defenses against pilots using erroneous data can be breached, especially when aircrews are hurried or distracted, and when the airplane computer accepts bad data without an error check, rather like a word processor without a spell checker. What a difference a single digit entered […]

Interim Crash Report Focuses on Auto Throttles and Crew Actions

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 — David Evans

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Interim Crash Report Focuses on Auto Throttles and Crew Actions

Dutch investigators have released a preliminary report on the fatal 25 February Turkish Airlines B737 crash on approach to land at Schiphol Airport that does a service overcoming wild conjecture by making accurate technical statements of fact. The Dutch Safety Board has eschewed making any recommendations at this time, but manufacturer Boeing and Turkish Airlines […]

Accidents & Incidents 4.26.09 – 4.30.09

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for the week of 26 April.

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